Narciso Rodriguez takes a stab at knits for Fall 2016.
Fit For A First Lady
There’s no doubt that keen eyes were examining this collection from Narciso Rodriguez looking for more Michelle Obama options after the first lady wore an Italian made sleeveless wool midi dress in Marigold from the designer to the final State of the Union address. Having that type exposure is an honor he experienced in 2008 when she wore a Spring 2009 runway look on the night that Barack Obama was elected president, so it was safe to assume that White House appropriate options would be present.
Where Comfort Meets Chic
Fall 2016 Narciso Rodriguez consisted of wool outerwear, ankle boots, silk skirts and oversized bags but what stood out the most were the knits. Handknit sweaters with asymmetric skirts and a oversized wool cardigan that hung well past the knee were layered over a black dress with a grid detail. It was quite casual “Netflix and chill” for Rodriguez, but Newark, New Jersey native delivered some more fashion editor worthy looks. The dark sulphur double world crepe dress layered over a pair of matching trousers was one of them and a white and bronze crushed paper silk bias dress was another. As for the Michelle Obama-friendly looks they were non-existent — an onyx wool and silk twill coat was probably the only piece she would wear while still living in office— but that didn’t hinder this overall solid collection presented by Rodriguez.
Words: Nigel Isaiah